August, Aquino Named MSU Athletes of the Week for November 28

Montclair, NJ (11/28/11) - A pair of basketball standouts earn MSU Athlete of the Week honors as freshman guard Janitza Aquino (Kearny, NJ / Kearny) and senior forward Andrew August (Bridgewater, NJ / Bridgewater-Raritan) were selected for the week of November 28.

August posted another fine all-around week for the Red Hawks in a 1-1 week. He had 21 points and eight rebounds along with five assists and two blocks while missing just one field goal and one free-throw attempt in a 77-53 victory over Berkeley. August was 7-of-8 from the field, posted the same 87.5 shooting percentage at the foul line and had five assists and two blocked shots. He then had 13 points and seven rebounds along with three assists and two blocked shots in a 70-60 loss to Staten Island. August currently leads the team and the NJAC in scoring (21.3 ppg) and is second on the Red Hawks in rebounding (10.0). He also leads the squad in field goal percentage (.593) and is ranked second in the conference in rebounding and third in field goal percentage.

In the Red Hawks lone game last week, Aquino provided a spark off the bench for MSU in a 66-57 loss to Mount St. Mary. The freshman totaled 15 points in just 13 minutes of action as she connected on 5-of-9 attempts from the floor, including 2-of-3 from behind the three-point line. Aquino also grabbed two rebounds and sank all three of her attempts at the free-throw line. Aquino is averaging 4.3 points per game this season for Montclair State and has four assists and two steals in four contests this year.